Respiratory Care Technology
The Respiratory Care Technology Program at Southern West Virginia Community andTechnical College is designed to meet the growing needs of the healthcare industry focusing on Respiratory Therapy. Respiratory Therapists work in all types of healthcare settings to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Practicing under the direction of a physician they will assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. The graduate of the Respiratory Care Technology program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam and the Registered Respiratory Therapist exam offered by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy provided all eligibility requirements are met. The full Respiratory Care Technology Program is available on the Williamson Campus. The Boone/Lincoln, Logan, and Wyoming/ McDowell campuses offer the program support courses only. Students planning on applying for an Allied Health Program are required to submit an ACT score with the application.